26th January, 2015

Racing to School is helping to promote the WILLS WRITING AWARDS to pupils taking part in the education programme. Launched… More

28th August, 2014

This year’s education events at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket took the total number of local children taking part… More

15th May, 2014

As part of its Racing to School education programme, BHEST has developed Racing Heritage, a new initiative part funded by… More

7th March, 2014

BHEST is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir David Metcalf CBE to its board of Trustees. More

23rd January, 2014

It was a thrilling day for pupils from Risedale Sports and Community College, North Yorkshire, earlier this week when… More

9th January, 2014

The British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust (BHEST) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Adam as Trustee and… More

Darley Expand Education Activity with Racing to School

20th April, 2015

This year more local children than ever before will be able to meet some of the world’s most successful stallions at the incredible global headquarters of Sheik Mohammed’s breeding operation “Darley” at Dalham Hall in Newmarket.

Racing to School has been working with Darley for a number of years to help open the doors of its flagship stud to enable children from schools all over East Anglia to learn about the thoroughbred breeding industry.

This year the programme will see fifteen schools visit Dalham Hall Stud, where the children are given unique access under the expert guidance of our Education Officers and the Darley team to see some of the world’s most high profile stallions, and meet some of the mares and foals. The children are given a “Darley Kids” folder full of activities to take home at the end of the day and can continue their learning on the Darley Kids website, which can be found here: 


The first of this year’s visits took place on the 14th April when Dereham St. Nicholas Junior School brought 30 of their year six pupils.  For some, like Vinnie shown below, it was the first time they had touched a horse before.

This year Racing to School has also teamed up with the National Horseracing Museum and Newmarket Racecourse to give six of the local town primary schools an extra special experience.  As part of the “Under Starters Orders” project, the schools will each visit Dalham Hall and The National Horseracing Museum.  All of the schools and children will be invited back to Newmarket Racecourse on the 25th June to see all that they have discovered put into action on a raceday.

BHEST - First Darley Visits of he year

Can you remember the first time you touched a horse? This memory will last a lifetime for Vinnie.